With the many events and festivals we and through us the Kraken's Arms attend, the need has come about for a better way to serve our fine beverages. We looked at chiller plates and magic boxes, but in the end decided that a portable keg cooler designed to hold and dispense 3 kegs at once was where we wanted to go.
After a fruitless month of searching we decided to build one using 50mm thick cool room material, this has a layer of polystyrene foam between sheets of colour bond steel.
Next we put together the walls, using "blind " pot rivets to join the angle to the walls using plenty of silicon on each joint. The base was then added and a "U" channel used on the top lip to cover the exposed polystyrene.
The outer joints were also covered with angle and a piece of plywood was screwed to the base for better weight distribution. ( when full with 3
kegs and ice there would be an approx. 80 - 100kg load ) Wheels were then fixed to the plywood for better mobility.
The lid also had the edges covered with the "U" channel and was attached with hinges. Lay flat D handles were bolted to each side, a piece of rubber was glued to the top edge to work with a foam strip on the lid as the seal and an elastic loop was fitted as a closure.
Finally the 3 taps were drilled and fitted. You will notice that the middle tap is set to one side, this is because the kegs fit in in a "V" formation rather than a straight line, this kept the unit slightly more compact and allowed us to make it out of one sheet of material.
Apologies for the photo quality.